Information for Businesses
Renton has a strong economic base, a diverse marketplace, and a business climate that has attracted the attention of nationally recognized companies that have sought to provide their employees and their families with an outstanding quality of life. Renton works hard to create an environment that supports business development while enhancing the quality of life in the community.
The City's award-winning Department of Community and Economic Development, in concert with the business community, actively promotes and develops economic activity in the City with the goal of strengthening Renton's tax base and quality of life. The Department acts as a business liaison using a common sense, customer service approach to resolving potential conflicts with City processes. As examples of why Renton is the center of opportunity in the Puget Sound region, check out the following PowerPoint presentations:
The City knows that time and predictability are key ingredients for business success. A streamlined permitting process and reduced approval time in combination with a nationally-recognized collaborative community marketing campaign demonstrate the City's desire to attract quality development and businesses.
The City of Renton's five-year business plan includes the following goals, among others: capitalize on growth opportunities through bold and creative economic development strategies; recruit and retain businesses to ensure a dynamic and diversified employment base; and continue redevelopment efforts Downtown, in the Highlands, and at South Lake Washington. These stated goals help ensure that the City is poised for continued and sustained success.
To learn more about business opportunities in Renton, watch "The Center of Opportunity" video or download these documents:
For Renton business demographics, including both workplace and employment data and household data, check here. For additional services and resources available in the region, check here.
Any business located in the City of Renton is required to have a business license. Businesses that are located outside the City limits, but conduct business in the City are required to have a temporary business license. The City also requires land use permits for any new land use or change in use and building permits for new construction projects, additions, or interior remodeling.
If you are interested in locating your business in Renton, submit our form or feel free to contact us directly.
Department of Economic Development
City of Renton
1055 S. Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057